Waterloo Police Find Rifle, Two Arrested

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

WATERLOO, Iowa - Waterloo police said they found a loaded rifle in a car during a traffic stop Sunday evening.

Members of the department's Violent Crime Apprehension Team made a traffic stop at 8:14 p.m. in the 100 block of Reber Street. After making contact with the driver, 19-year-old Elliott Roos and the passenger, 21-year-old Matthew McAhren, police said they found a loaded .22 caliber rifle in the vehicle. Roos also had ammunition on him.

Both men were taken into custody and transported to the Waterloo Police Department headquarters. While at the station, Roos became combative and found with an officer, police said. McAhren threatened to shoot the officers, police said.

Roos now faces charges of possession of a firearm as a felon, interference with official acts with a firearm, carrying weapons, drunk driving, interference with official acts and assault on a peace officer. McAhren faces charges of possession of a firearm as a felon, interference with official acts with a firearm, carrying weapons, two counts of first-degree harassment and one count of second-degree harassment.
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